Five reasons to prioritize food allergy risk reduction

By Andrea Lobel Shainblum When Katrina Guy took the first bite of her meal at a popular Toronto restaurant, she immediately knew that something was very wrong. She’d told her server about her fish and shellfish allergies, and was reassured that her meal hadn’t been fried with her allergens, but despite that, her lips and […]

The importance of social media for your business

The TouchBistro VIP Community is an online community of restaurant owners and operators who use TouchBistro iPad POS for their business. These customers can network with others in the restaurant industry, submit product feature requests, get sneak peeks about latest product updates, learn tips and tricks for using TouchBistro, and more. Here are a few of the […]

Demand for natural beverages will grow as Canadians become more health-conscious

Press release Technomic Inc. 2016 Canadian Beverage Consumer Trend Report reveals emerging beverage preferences and opportunities in foodservice Non-alcohol beverages are a major part of consumers’ everyday routines. Canadians purchase beverages away-from-home about three and a half times per week according to Technomic’s newly released 2016 Canadian Beverage Consumer Trend Report: Quenching Canada’s Thirst. And as […]

Cold-brewed coffee: Low and slow is the hottest new trend

With soft drinks and sodas losing some of their fizzle with Canadian foodservice customers, many are turning to a perennial beverage standby presented with a cool twist – cold-brewed coffee. Not to be confused with iced coffee — which is usually just a variation of espresso or strong coffee blended with milk, ice and sugar — […]

Soup and salad will face heightened competition as the definition of health evolves

Press release Study conducted by Technomic reveals the latest trends and data Soup and salad consumption has held steady over the past couple of years, as consumers look to these for traditional better-for-you meals and add-ons, finds Technomic’s Soup & Salad Consumer Trend Report. However, the number of items classified as “healthy” on leading menus […]

Six consumer demographic and buying trends

By Diane Chiasson The world is changing quickly, as are the demographics of consumers with the most spending power, as well as their buying habits. This means that your restaurant operation needs to change and adapt as well in order to be successful. Diane Chiasson, FCSI, President of Chiasson Consultants Inc., a restaurant and foodservice […]